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« on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 11:23:09 »
TRL,

Our worship services are so simplistic they have become redundant, stale, and routine.  We are so informal we're formal.  When we had fewer members and just enough people to serve, I guess that was fine.  This year one of our goals is to broaden and deepen our worship.  

No headache yet, but I believe in slow, patient, integrated change.

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« Reply #1 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 12:49:51 »
I could never tire of talking about worship  :D .  I think one of God's goals is to gather a large groups of worshippers from every tongue, tribe, and nation on earth.   :clap:

The Father is looking for true worshippers.  I want to be one of them.  :bowsmiley:  

One interesting thing I have found is that when a group of people really worship God with everything they've got, worship becomes very evangelistic.  Other people want the relationship with God that the worshippers are exhibiting.  It's funny how God designed that, but it is true.   :noddingsmiley:

Just my two cents.

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« Reply #2 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 19:21:49 »
I don't know that I really tire of talking about, and discussing it... But I would say that I do tire over the rules that are constantly being made to govern it.

By rules, I mean man-made rules...

I am about to post a new topic regarding an article that I found on the \"Christian Courier\" regarding \"Lifting Hands\" during prayer...

This is one such illustration of man-made rules governing worship.

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« Reply #3 on: Sat Feb 01, 2003 - 10:45:46 »
I was disappointed. I thought this thread was about Michael W. Smith's new CD.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat Feb 01, 2003 - 13:07:27 »
Maybe with worship we should take to heart the words and slogan of the Nike corporation:

Just do it.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 11:15:44 »
I love talking about worship.  However, I know a lot of people do not enjoy it because of bad experiences with it.  There always seems to be worship wars.  People have been judged and persecuted because of how they worship or how they want to worship.
Do worship \"discussions\" give you a BIG FAT headache?
If so, why? :lookaround:
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« Reply #6 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 12:00:31 »
YES , worship discussion gives me a big fat headache.
Jesus said to go int all the world, teaching and baptizing them in His name.
Somehow it behoved us to bring them to the assembly and have the preacher do all the work.
Then after a while, we started grumbling about the preacher talking about baptism so much.  Really he wasn't , but we imagined he was.
Then somehow, thru a twisted maze of logic, baptism was \"proven\" not to be all that important.
now all we do is sit around and mumbling, scratching our heads, upsetting the hamster inside our brains with questions like : why can't girls wait on the Lords table?

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« Reply #7 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 13:01:23 »
[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote [/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]One interesting thing I have found is that when a group of people really worship God with everything they've got, worship becomes very evangelistic.  Other people want the relationship with God that the worshippers are exhibiting.  It's funny how God designed that, but it is true.   [/quote]

I agree.  The challenge of worship--and the reason we keep talking about it--is not externals, but rather finding a way to more clearly encounter God in our worship. And when we lift up Christ through our worship and make his presence a tangible thing, we draw all men unto Him, to paraphrase the KJV.

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« Reply #8 on: Fri Jan 31, 2003 - 20:57:57 »
[span style=\'color:green\']William Williford says that ours is an age of \"pathetic questions\" such as \"Why worship?\" We try to answer that by coming up with all sorts of \"benefits\" that come from worship which are mostly benefits to us, such as

(1) A sense of renewal
(2) A time of fellowship
(3) Some time put in earning God's approval,
etc. etc. etc.[/span]

Yet, this focus leads us into those mazes of rules and regulations that James Rondon refers to.

Perhaps if we can remember; \"It's about God.\" That may help....

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« Reply #9 on: Sat Feb 01, 2003 - 11:05:50 »
What about it?

I love his singing \"To The King Eternal\" (if that's the title) on \"The Millineum Chrous\" video.  Have only heard some of the Worship album via Christian radio.

Wouldn't it be great if I could get my congregation - the individuals, I mean - to do more worshipping, and less worrying about doing the right kind of worshipping?

 

     
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